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Click It or Ticket is Back, but Missouri has Secondary Enforcement

Click It or Ticket is back, meaning local police and state troopers across Missouri are looking for unbuckled motorists. 

Click It or Ticket is a nationwide push by law agencies to get more people to wear seat belts, though in Missouri it’s a little more difficult. 

Although it’s illegal in the Show-Me State to not wear seat belts while driving, it’s officially a “secondary enforcement” law — meaning you can’t be cited for not buckling up unless you’re first pulled over for speeding or another infraction. 

Some Missouri lawmakers have tried in years past to make not wearing seat belts a “primary” violation, but personal freedom advocates killed those efforts every time. 

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